Due to competition for land and because of legal conditions which serve environment protection, innovations in grassland farming are needed. Nutrient management plays a major role in this. Therefor the aim of this project is to develop innovative, locally adapted management strategies for an optimized nutrient management in grassland of Northern Germany (Schleswig-Holstein). For this purpose data is collected on the project’s pilot farms under practical conditions. The pilot farms are located in typical grassland areas of the country. The collected data includes information about soil nutrient values, grass growth patterns and sward condition. Exact scientific tests will accompany these surveys.
At the end of the project period the Operational Group will perform a weak spot analysis in order to develop a tool for decision support for grassland farms.